Being injured in a car accident can be devastating. If you were the victim of a crash in which another driver was liable, you might have suffered.
In most cases, an injured party files an insurance claim with the responsible driver’s auto insurance company to recuperate these damages. That may not be possible, however. The person who caused the accident could have been driving uninsured.
Losses That Could Entitle You to Damages
If you can prove the responsible party’s liability, you might be able to recover the following damages in a Georgia car accident case:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Your Medical Costs
The following are damages that we could cite in your claim for compensation:
- Head, back, and neck injuries
- Serious cuts
- Broken bones
- Other injuries
You may have had to receive emergency treatment at a hospital, possibly even have surgery. You may be facing months of physical therapy and appointments with a chiropractor. We may be able to help you recover compensation from:
- The uninsured driver
- Your own insurance company
- Another involved party
Comparative Negligence May Affect Your Compensation
Georgia has a comparative negligence statute that allows a person injured in a collision to obtain financial compensation. They can do so even if they were partly responsible for the collision.
If your actions contributed to the crash, you might still receive a financial award. It may be reduced to reflect your level of responsibility for the accident, though. For example, if you could be deemed 25% responsible for an accident and have $200,000 of damages, your payout might be reduced by 25% to $150,000.
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Identifying Who Is Liable for Your Accident
If the driver who hit your vehicle acted negligently, that person might be found liable for the accident. Examples of negligent driving include:
- Running a red light
- Driving while intoxicated
In a standard personal injury case, the victim would pursue the responsible driver’s insurance company for damages. If that driver is uninsured, you might be able to sue them personally. However, the driver was possibly not carrying insurance because they could not afford it. So, they might not have sufficient assets to compensate you in full.
Other Liable Parties
Sometimes, an investigation reveals that two or more parties contributed to an accident. Multiple drivers could have taken negligent actions that caused your losses. This could be the case in your accident. If so, you might be able to pursue compensation from a second or third liable (insured) driver.
Other times, a negligent mechanic may have caused the accident by failing to service a vehicle properly. If a defective product such as a tire caused the accident, that manufacturer could be liable. Either case could allow you to pursue compensation from the liable company.
A lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate your Atlanta uninsured motorist accident and determine who may be liable for your injuries. We will also figure out how to pursue the liable parties for compensation.
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Evidence We Can Use to Support Your Case
As we review the police report and statements from eyewitnesses, we can build a case against the responsible party. We may also be able to review surveillance footage, cell phone records, and other documents. This way, our team can find out if and how the other driver’s negligent actions caused your accident.
You May Be Able to Recover Compensation From Your Own Insurance Company
Although Georgia requires drivers to carry Bodily Injury and Property Damage insurance, some people do not follow the law and drive uninsured. However, many drivers in Georgia also carry Uninsured Motorist coverage.
Most insurance carriers offer this coverage unless you reject it in writing. You could carry Uninsured Motorist coverage. If so, you might be able to recover compensation from your own insurance company, up to the limits of your policy.
You may assume that your own insurance company would take care of you in a situation like this. However, they might deny your claim or offer you a low payout. In cases like this, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can negotiate with your insurance company. We will argue for your settlement offer or take the case to trial if necessary.
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Our Team Is Ready to Take on Your Case, As We Have Done for Others
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we understand how devastating an injury from a car accident can be. In addition to your physical injuries, you may be struggling to cope with financial stress. You may be unable to work and enjoy spending time with your family the way you did before the accident.
When an Atlanta uninsured motorist accident lawyer from our firm takes over your case, you can focus on your family and recovery. We will handle the legal work on your behalf. We pride ourselves on being responsive to our clients and explaining legal issues in language that is easy to understand.
This commitment can be seen in these reviews from past clients we have helped:
- “They are really professional, always answer my questions, the communication is excellent and treat you with respect they are really care about the client I recommend it a 100%.” – Saturno2405
- “… Quick and efficient. He helped me out with all my questions and needs regarding my accident . I will definitely be sticking with bader Scott!” – Willi B.
- “Thank you for your services! Excellent at what they do! My case took 6 months open to close! They are attentive and work their best to accommodate any needs.” – Abilene S.
Things to Remember About Your Situation
There are many details to consider when filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. Here are some of them:
You Have a Limited Time to Take Legal Action
If you consider legal action for your injuries, keep O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 in mind. There is a general two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Georgia.
Insurance Companies are not on Your Side
The business practice of insurance companies is to offer the least amount of money possible to claimants. Do not accept the first offer the insurer presents you with before speaking with your legal team. Your lawyer will stand at your side and fight for a fair payout through negotiation.
Your Award Should Cover Your Future Losses
You might have suffered a serious injury that requires physical therapy or have lost a limb. These possibilities could have a serious effect on your life. For instance, you might need a different job due to your inability to work the same as before the accident.
You are not Alone
We have seen many accidents like yours in our time serving injured people. Our firm is familiar with how severe accidents can be. You do not have to struggle to secure damages by yourself. Let us do the work for you.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner we can begin working on your case. You can receive a free consultation with a member of our team when you call (404) 888-8888.